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Jan 22, 2013 2:05am PST
product gear and programming a and education. and our focus is on improving human movement. >> wasn't this created by someone who said you could take it and do it anywhere? >> you can do it anywhere. it was created by a navy s.e.a.l. it's perfect for new york, small spaces. >> what we're going to do first. go ahead and put your right into the left. s sara is a pro. she's been on the suspension trainer before. hands on her shoulders. going to lift yo you are hips. do a couple of remembers of that. then just rest on your knees. lift your lips up. it's core strength all the time. that was great. >> you could hang this at home, eigh right? >> yeah. the new home kit comes with down loadable workouts. it's like having a private trainer when you're at the park, at your house. >> you can make modifications to make it easier or? >> it's for all levels. you're going to come down into a press, keeping your plank, lift your hips, tuck your legs in, good work. >> that's going to leave a mark. >> it's total body. >> thank you so much. that was an awesome workout. >> going to kathy. >> nu
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am EST
. and their loss of education, the total control environment that many scientologists live in. this is something that i think really need to be examined. >> as you know, the church has said and said to us at nbc news, "there is no hard evidence," in their words," that show such conduct ever occurred when abuse is brought up up. people making the accusations are not credible. those people have no corroborating evidence other than their agreement to lie. but the truth cannot be found and the okoh of that same lie repeated multiple times." we reached toout to tom cruise,e didn't get a direct response. you talk about hollywood and celebrity. l. ron hubbard, as was pointed out in the piece, courted stars. why are celebrities so important, do you think, to the church of scientology? >> it's product endorsement. from the very beginning of scientology where they set up the church in los angeles, that's where it was originally begun, l. ron hubbard had an idea that celebrities would be the way to success for the church. and there was a list of celebrities they had on their desired celebrity
NBC
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> reporter: price has been waiving the $85 fee for educators since the sandy hook tragedy. and the response has been overwhelming. >> we've had over 300. today adds up closer to 400 now. it kind of grew faster and quicker than i ever dreamed it would grow. >> you're not moving this hand. >> reporter: learning the abcs of pulling the trigger. she's a high school english teacher who also believes she must also know the language of safety. >> i think it's important for me to get prepared in case i ever do have to defend myself or my students. >> you're going to grab it, grip it and then rip it. >> reporter: across the country, classes like this have been fact packed with teachers looking to learn. some have no interest in carrying a gun in the classroom. however, many believe arming a few would make all less of a target. >> it should be something that's not publicized. kind of like an air marshal. somebody is there, but you don't know who it is. >> reporter: yet the idea of putting a weapon like this in the same room as a child has some parents outraged. >> i don't agree with it at al
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Jan 17, 2013 7:00am PST
their clergy call a sea orb, they step away from their education, they are impoverished by their service and made to work long hours, as paul said you can on that clip. some of these kids, you know, one of them i talked to, he was put in one of these heavy machinery factories where they notch books and they chopped off part of his finger. he was 16 years old. according to the labor laws in the state of california, he shouldn't have been in that kind of situation. he should have been in school to start w >> you mention the labor laws, i should mention again, the church of scientology says it comp lies about all applicable child labor laws and as a blanket matter, denies allegations such as yours. you also allege the continuing course of intimidation by the church for members who try to leave. >> well, i have talked to you know, 150 people who were former members, 160, something like that, and many of them have been harassed, some of them have been followed by private investigators. threatened with a breaking away from their family, not being able to see members of their family, lo
NBC
Jan 16, 2013 7:00am PST
grace, for the 25 other innocent children and devoted educators who had so much left to give, for the men and women in big cities and small towns who fall victims to senseless violence each and every day, for all the americans who are counting on us to keep them safe from harm. let's do the right thing. let's do the right thing for them and for this country that we love so much. thank you. [ applause ] we'll go sign these orders. >> we watch as the president puts his signature to these executive orders. >> there we go. [ applause ] >> some emotional remarks by the president, acknowledging more than once the children behind him who wrote him letters after the newtown tragedy, parents in attendance, lost children from the newtown tragedy, 20 kids killed 33 days ago. david gregory, moderator of "meet the press" has been watching with us. david, after this event and when, if you want to call it business of washington gets down to business, where will this all stand now? >> the politics are so difficult, brian, that even the images of children behind the president and children who were kil
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 7:00am EST
childhood obesity. some critics have wondered why the harvard educated lawyer hasn't taken on more policy-heavy endeavors. >> do you feel like you have to avoid controversy? >> you know, i think that i am strategic. i try to be strategic, because i want to make sure that things that i do further my husband's administration. >> reporter: and the president is also showing off a new look, sort of. just moments ago, the white house released this new official portrait of president obama. this is also on the white house flicker page. all this, as he prepares to start another four years as commander in chief. savannah? >> when you say new look, i'm expecting bangs but thank you so much. >> i don't think that's good for the president, no. >> it's a big weekend, of course, for the president. we will all be down there this weekend. "weekend today" will be there, lester, erica, jenna, dylan for a special edition of "weekend today." and monday morning, matt, willie, al, natalie and i will have coverage of the events, the ceremony, parade, all the pomp and circumstance as it were. >> it's always an am
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Jan 22, 2013 7:00am PST
exchange, thank you. >>> the u.s. education department says it takes more than the standard four years for more than 20% of students to ini finish and get their deemployee mas. they credit the rise in graduation rate for the stiff competition for limited jobs. >>> an analysis of marrs' mclaughlin crater has scientists investigating new evidence that there was water on the red planet. using data from the mars reconnaissance orbiter, it may once have been a lake fed by an underground water supply. the findings are published in "nature geo science" and may push the search for ancient life on mars underground. >>> off-duty police officer in madrid is being credited as a hero this morning after rescuing a woman who fainted and fell on the city's subway tracks. the officer leaped into action and pulled the 52-year-old woman to safety. an oncoming train saw the trouble on the tracks and fortunately was able to stop in time. lucky day all right. it is now 7:12. let's go back to matt, savannah, and al. >> that's a nasty fall. natalie, thanks very much. here's the deal. you want to get the atten
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 4:30am EST
ultrasounds before an abortion failed. the senate education and health committee struck down the repeal bill yed. the committee killed a separate measure preventing funding abortions with little or no chance of survival of fetuses. >>> anne arundel county executive trial gets under way today. yesterday he waived his right to a jury trial. a judge will determine his innocence or dpilt instead. leopold is accused of using taxpayer funded police details for personal and political purposes, including ferrying him to sexual encounters with a mistress in parking lots. leopold maintains his innocence. he faces up to five years in prison if convicted. >>> the original author of the dear abby advice column died. pauline freed man phillips died yesterday after a long battle with alzheimer's disease. for decades, her -- the two were on good terms by the time esther died in 2002 and giving good advice runs in the family. the dear abby column has been written by her daughter jean for the last nine years. >>> it looks like actor tom cruise may be the latest victim of a hoax called swatting. th
NBC
Jan 18, 2013 5:00am EST
all the sophisticated computer models. the best educated meteorologist, still mother nature has a mind much her own. it tracked about 50 miles farther south than what we were thinking. capitol hill under a clearing sky. 38 at reagan national. a northwest wind at 12 to 15 miles an hour. occasionally gusting to 20 miles per hour. yeah, it feels like winter. there's the storm. it rolled across western north carolina all across southern virginia and central virginia. look at the snow amounts. anywhere from a dusting to an inch in far southern maryland and down toward the northern neck of virginia. and then farther west of there, couple of inches south of charlottesville. but up to 6 inches near richmond and south of there. southeast of there and up to as much as 14 inches in parts of northern -- western part of north carolina and southwestern virginia as much as 8 to 10 to 12 inches fell there. it was a close call. just tracked about 50 miles farther south. since then, we've had our sky clear out. a few scattered flurries rolled through from the north and west. we're clearing and we'r
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Jan 20, 2013 6:00am EST
working in your state. and education is the new currency of the world, and you want an educated population. so if they don't do it, they will find themselves really behind the times, so i think what they are doing is looking ahead and recognizing that businesses are going to demand in and the more businesses you want to move you have to have an educated workforce. >> virginia's first openly gay judge has been appointed to the bench. reversing a division last year, rejecting him, the house of delegates voted this year, in fact this past week, to seat tracy thorn and he will serve a six--year-term there, and the debate came out because of his record, and what do you think this signals? >> the people i am talking to are saying this is another indication that the purple and the red/blue virginia cosmos is becoming more pronounced and it's not a liberal but less conservatives, and gay rights are gaining, and maybe not many but enough parts of virginia to move this thing along and the republicans want to ask themselves, are we on the wrong side of the gay rights issue, and we don't wa
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Jan 18, 2013 4:00am EST
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Jan 19, 2013 6:00am EST
dr. king would say to agitate, educate, and mobilize from the bottom up, to have those voices for those who are still struggling, those who dr. king would have been standing for. >> reporter: the answer coalition will gather at 14th and pennsylvania avenue just blocks from the white house. but its protest is bigger than obama. >> it's to send a message to all the politicians. not just the president. the senator, the congressmen, all the big business people. these are the problems of ordinary working people we need to be tackling. >> reporter: tom sherwood, news 4. >>> nbc 4 is the place to watch inauguration day events from start to finish. we will be up extra early. news 4 today begins at 4:00 a.m. on monday. we'll be live on capitol hill to preview the day's events. you can also check out our inauguration guide on nbcwashington.com. >> pretty big deal. happens every four years. >> that's right. >>> right now it is 6:36. hope you're off to a great morning. coming up, we're going to run down some of the a-list celebrities in town for inauguration weekend. >>> plus, how bicyclists
NBC
Jan 22, 2013 4:00am PST
presidential address right after a line about education policy. the girls also used their phones to take lots of photos of their family during the event. at one point, malia even photo bombed her younger sister. >>> before leaving the inaugural platform as the center of attention for the very last time, president obama had the presence of mind to stop and take in the moment. >> i'm not going to see this again. >> all right, senator, great job. >> well done. >> all right, senator, great job. >>> meanwhile, the "today" show's al roker had this unforgettable moment with vice president joe biden while covering the inaugural parade. >> mr. vice president! mr. vice president! mr. vice president! hey, how are you doing? come on -- come on, they won't let you? are you -- yeah, that's it! yeah! all right! yes! yes! >> who can say no to al roker? >> surprised he actually came up -- >> persistence pays off. dylan dreyer is here. good morning. >> good morning. we are actually seeing pretty cold temperatures across the country. want a lot going on across the west coast today, so we're dealing wi
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Jan 19, 2013 9:00am EST
community groups. also here are military and veterans groups, economic development, education, health care, you name it. it's all part of the national day of service for the obama inaugural. something is going on in all 50 states. this big tent opens at 9:30 to the public. you can come down and see all of these exhibits. there's plenty of room for everybody here at the mall at 12th street. we talked to a couple of the people inside about what they hope to do today. >> anyone can volunteer if you're ages 10 and up. we have everything from an e-mail pen pal program to getting involved with our friendship program. >> people are here for the national day of service. you'd like people to come and sign up. >> absolutely. we need volunteers. we are run by volunteers. we have over 1,000 volunteers. we're always looking for more volunteers. that's why we're out here. >> reporter: again, it's a national day of service. it won't be any good unless you participate. i'm tom sherwood live on the national mall. back to you. >> all right, tom. we're glad you canceled your other plans to be with us. >
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am EST
education policy, and the president really only has six to eight months to get that done according to historia historians. >>> let me ask you more about thatment we know you wrote a piece for nbcnews.com that explains why the next six months are critical for the president. can you talk a little more about that? >> yes. this is something, like i said, historians have seen that presidents often only have about six to eight months to get something done. they look at lbj trying to get civil rights or the great society items of legislation done that we think of today. and if president obama is going to get anything done on his sweeping call to action on guns or anything done on immigration where really latinos were such a huge part of his coalition to win in 2012, if he's going to get any of that stuff done, it's really important to get off to a quick start and get some of that done in the first six to eight months because otherwise, most of these guys, these elected officials look toward the mid terms and they start to think about who is coming after president obama. really kind of an ama
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 11:00pm EST
general come as secretary of education, secretary of homeland security, secretary of health and human services, kathleen sebelius. and we met with a range of 2200 -- 229 groups, representing a wide range of his crewmembers including many from new york, cities and states to gun safety advocates, victims of the shootings both down in virginia as well as in colorado. sportsmen's organization, hunters, gunowners. educators, retailers and public health officials. i spoke to many of the u.s. on as the governors and the county executive and no group is more consequential or incidental in shaping the document was put together for the president in this room. for those of you and other stakeholders after hundreds of hours of work and research done by experts in the justice department and department of homeland security and elsewhere come after every idea what that will make to gather dust on the shelves of some agency of government. a set of principles emerged that there is not universal agreement on, but overwhelming consensus and they were the foundation of the recommendations. if you'll perm
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2013 8:00pm EST
than medicare, medicaid, so security and defense mean that we spend on everything from education to public safety less as a share of the economy that has been true for a generation. that is not a recipe for growth. we have to do more to stabilize the finances over the medium and long-term, and also spur more growth in the short term. i have said i am hoping to making modest adjustments to programs like medicare to protect them for future generations. i also said we need more revenue for tax reform by closing loopholes for the wealthiest americans. if we combine a balanced package of savings from spending on health care and revenues from closing loopholes, we consult the deficit issue without sacrificing our investments in things like education that are going to help us grow. it turns out the american people agree with me. they listened to an entire year's debate over this issue, and they made a clear decision about the approach they prefer. they do not think it is fair to ask a senior to pay more for his or her health care or a scientist to shut down like that saving research so tha
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 11:00pm EST
increase in funding for education. including full-day kindergarten and we fully fund the teachers pension each of the next two years. [applause] education funding represents 64% of our state expenditures. in addition, we provide $18 million over the next few years to ensure that all hoosier workers have the skills that they need to find a job in today's economy. [applause] since i believe that we need new jobs, we are investing nearly $350 million in excess reserves on indiana's roads and bridges and infrastructure of today and tomorrow. [applause] our budget creates a partnership and because indiana is agriculture, we envision our state becoming a hub of agricultural breakthroughs by supporting the development of an agricultural court order. indiana will continue to lead across the midwest and the world. [applause] our budget also ensures that the indiana economic development corporation is adequately equipped to attract more to the hoosier state and to operate with greater transparency and accountability to the public. [applause] lastly, it was abraham lincoln said that we must
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
imagination and creativity have crashed. largely -- 90% of the people educated -- that's what i never took a course in english at the university because i feared the deadening effect of the conventional view of literature. i'm glad i did it. i took the examination. >> it worked out pretty well for you. >> exactly. i'm how to write and i have my own idea that i didn't need to listen to the conventional wisdom i already knew was wrong last night. >> i take issue with the idea we have a scientifically -- i don't think we have a scientific illiterate populace but it looks that way because we're the most sophisticated scientific structure organization. the science community in the world over the world has ever seen in this country. and so i agree there is a gap between the professional and the public come and that's a problem but i don't think -- there is a certain amount of illiteracy. all kinds of illiteracy among all populace this large. it's just there's this big difference between us. the question there is -- >> the decline do in both scientific funding, awareness, and ambition for scienti
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00am EST
" education alert.' >> how do you move a baby elephant? very carefully. what is the latest on 70? >> there is an accident that is blocking some lanes. 42 miles per hour. eastbound 70 prior to the beltway. at least the right lane is taken up. this is traffic leading up to it. expect delays starting to form. 14 minutes on the outer loop west side. everything flowing well on the rest of the major roadways. >> maybe a few snow flurries. about a 20% chance for some snow flurries. there we go. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good one. >> this is a wbal-tv 11 editorial with president and general manager dan joerres. >> be bold and get cold. that's the motto of thousands who will take the 17th annual plunge into the frigid waters of the chesapeake bay in a week. beginning with the cool schools plunge and continuing through saturday's final plunge, marylanders will pledge their money and time in support of special olympics athletes who pledge to make us proud each time they step onto a field of competition. the maryland
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 11:00pm EST
have extraordinary accents in this country. we have a highly educated and motivated workforce that in many respects outperforms, from a product to the point of view, workers in virtually every other country. we have the most efficient capital markets in the world. industry we have great natural resources as well. there's a lot to be bullish about in the country in terms of our economic opportunities. but this fiscal deficit our fiscal policy is an enormous cloud or retardant on us reaching that potential. you know, i work in the investment banking industry, i used to be in the money management industry. there's a phrase that sometimes get applied to companies and you would say about the company, good company but bad capital structure, and maybe bad management as well. that was used to describe a company that had, you know, great products, highly motivated work force, that was winning in the eyes of the consumer or whoever the purchase or products were. they maybe had too much debt or they had a management team or structure that just didn't take advantage of the enormous opportuniti
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 11:00pm EST
stakeholder that understands and is willing to engage in education and managing risk for the future. the first product to the first idea that people that got together in the early parts of the decade serenade instrument for international cooperation. that is key here. they started working on what became the framework for action. i hope at least 10% of you have heard about this. maybe. i'm used to it not being very familiar, but i'm also very used to that people now ascendant when we start describing it. the framework for action was sick to duration of the previous details. there have been neo, strategy, which was strongly science-based, so there's other strategies, but the new strategy was really about globalization. it was really setting a framework for what outcome, both leinster to shoot goals and priorities in the sense of the people who put this together on the site thinks he will be in a safer a safer world. the adoption of the framework for action happened to coincide. as a coincidence come a tragic honesty and a teeny notion tsunami which took place in december is your number 200
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Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm EST
education and acknowledge alan bersin and all of their mayors that is spoken. the reason why was that eager to participate in this event of the 21st century initiative and i agree on a very delicate subject the subject of security for regional security because they think there is a wealth of intelligence and information coming from the city governments for two years against drugs and drug cartels. knowing that there is another stage in the initiative, which is going to do the state government and not the government in this new phase of the initiative they think is necessary that the american people, the federal government in mexico and the united states in which we have a lot of hope in the government of mr. pena nieto and the government of mr. obama, that they can listen other voices on a very delicate subject to security. what are we doing, local governments facing challenges that sometimes go out of our hands and anyway we have to deal with them. there is no doubt that the main concern, for instance, in my city in northeast mexico is a border state with taxes. too often, cities hav
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 2:00pm EST
best preschool education in the entire world. if they cannot afford to do that, talk about $30 billion -- if we cannot afford to do that, i do not see what help we have upholding any sense of dignity, pretense of democracy, in the eyes of people in the rest of the world. [applause] >> i just have to add one thing to that -- one point i will add, to deny this to children is an act of thievery, but it is worse than stealing a car. this is an irreversible theft. you never get to live the second year of your life again. thatthis is it -- you get it once. then it is gone forever. i think the president fails to act on this aggressively, that dramatically, prophetically, to get this for us quickly -- i think is not just a budgetary issue. i think it is a theological abomination, a crime against the innocent. >> i agree. [applause] i say all the time, quoting -- the conversation could not be more timely. i sell the time, quoting dr. king, that budgets are moral documents. you can say what you say, but you are what you are. we know who you are when you put your budget on the table. we can see w
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am EST
professional military education across our force. to include training for men and women who are about to assume command and serve if key leader and noncommission officer missions. victim care is central to our approach. we implemented a new approach tata provides victims an option to transfer to a different location. we've established a certification program, and we've expanded the dod's self-help line to help transitioning service members who have experienced sexual assault. as i conclude, i want the commission to know that i have not come here today to minimize the problem of sexual assault in the military. we recognize we have a serious problem and will continue to confront the brutal realities of this problem and remain persistent in all our efforts until we eliminate sexual assault from our ranks. i've detailed the specifics and some of the other programs and initiatives in my submitted written statement. i thank you for your attention and look forward to your questions. >> thank you, general. dr. galbraith, please proceed. >> members of the commission, thank you for this opportunit
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Jan 19, 2013 6:00am EST
support church, charity, culture, art, and education. their patriotism is quiet, but deep. their values sustain our national life. now, i have used the words "they'' and "their'' in speaking of these heroes. i could say "you'' and "your,'' because i'm addressing the heroes of whom i speak -- you, the citizens of this blessed land. your dreams, your hopes, your goals are going to be the dreams, the hopes, and the goals of this administration, so help me god. we shall reflect the compassion that is so much a part of your makeup. how can we love our country and not love our countrymen, and loving them, reach out a hand when they fall, heal them when they're sick, and provide opportunity to make them self- sufficient so they will be equal in fact and not just in theory? can we solve the problems confronting us? well, the answer is an unequivocal and emphatic "yes.'' to paraphrase winston churchill, i did not take the oath i've just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy. in the days ahead i will propose removing the roadblocks that
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Jan 18, 2013 10:30pm EST
vegetated me. -- educated me. a lot of things i have heard that have come out of the republican or conservative talk show hosts that criticize obama -- after reading your article, i found out that what -- right here on the rush limbaugh show was a lie. the whole situation, i found out the true fact by readin gyour article in our local paper. the whole true thing -- the whole solydnra thing started with the bush adminstration. the fast a furious thing. host:let's go to bill for a response. guest:thanks for the kind words. i am glad you are reading them we are trying to get our work out in different ways. we have partnershuips with newspapers. they use the truth-o-meter. i am glad you are readin gour work and their work and happy our word is getting out. host: our caller but up solyndra, looking at the president's promises regarding energy. guest: a lot of that was included in the stimulus bill. a big grab bag, $77 billion of goodies that included many things foraenergy and the environment. i know that a lot were included in the economic stimulus bill. host: is president of? making f
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Jan 23, 2013 4:30am PST
decrease property values and hurt the quality of education. >> this has to be spread so they can have access to shops and downtown and to different kinds of schools. oh, these people. >> it's one of those we must use because there is space there. i hope you will consider. i don't want the town to lose financial support from the state which it will if it doesn't approve this. >> the town council may revisit some of the 36 other sites previously looked at for the project. >> some good earnings reports in the bay area for both google and ibm pushing markets higher overnight. for a look at how futures are trading we turn to kayla at cnbc world headquarters. good morning. >> good morning, john. we have features that are higher this morning likely due to good earnings reports from google and ibm. the dow, nasdaq and s&p 500 all closed at new five-year highs. seems to be a daily occurrence. the kou has been up eight of the past nine sessions. we get data on home prices and big earnings from mcdonald's and united technologies. this afternoon we hear from apple. the dow rising 62 points to 13,
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Jan 15, 2013 1:00am EST
the investments we need to make in people and education and job training and science and medical research -- all the things that help us grow. now, step by step, we've made progress towards that goal. over the past two years, i've signed into law about $1.4 trillion in spending cuts. two weeks ago, i signed into law more than $600 billion in new revenue by making sure the wealthiest americans begin to pay their fair share. when you add the money that we'll save in interest payments on the debt, all together that adds up to a total of about $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction over the past two years -- not counting the $400 billion already saved from winding down the wars in iraq and afghanistan. so we've made progress. we are moving towards our ultimate goal of getting to a $4 trillion reduction. and there will be more deficit reduction when congress decides what to do about the $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts that have been pushed off until next month. the fact is, though, we can't finish the job of deficit reduction through spending cuts alone. the cuts we've already ma
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Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm EST
services, health care, education and so on. places like the university of michigan in ann arbor are a tremendous resource and people trying to develop high-tech businesses so it is an opportunity to see that america has a powerful industrial base there are some positive things to look at. one of the key positives that i already made reference to his housing. as you know, house prices in the u.s. fell about 30% for the first time, since the 2007, 2006, we are starting to see increases in production and rising house prices and how that will affect household wealth. that is one positive factor that is going to help us out and help us to have a better year in 2013 and in 2014. a few other things that are positive is that state and local governments, which have been in contractionary mode because of the loss of everything. they wanted to check on the economy that they have been for the last two years. the energy industry is looking much stronger. consumers are more optimistic than the university of michigan publishes the index of consumer sentiment, which is one of the very best guides wit
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Jan 16, 2013 4:30am PST
invest in public welfare. let's invest $250,000 in jobs, in education. let's invest $250,000 in social services. or why don't we take that $250,000 and find a consultant that can figure out why the oakland police department can't stop killing unarmed black and brown men? [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: some voiced hopes for a safer oakland and support for bratton but were drowned out. >> opp has challenges on the enforcement side, massive challenges -- [ shouting ] >> reporter: chief jordan says he supports the plan to hire bratton but won't agree to a plan that puts the public trust and civil liberties at risk. >> it's up to me to implement it. how and if i do it is on my shoulders. >> seemingly he's the right man for the job but only for a few months. this morning san jose's police chief was working on his number one priority. >> as i'm doing now, it's to update and talk to the rank and file and let them know about myself and who i am and that i'm committed. i'm here to represent that. >> larry is a 27-year veteran of the police force. they hope his experience will boost
NBC
Jan 23, 2013 5:00am PST
with hurting the quality of education. >> they can have access to shops, downtown. this would not be all in one location. oh, these people. >> it's one of those we must use because there is space there. i don't want the town to lose financial support from the state which it will if it doesn't approve this. >> town council says they may revisit 36 other sites previously looked at for the project. >> let's revisit a look at the forecast for today. a change in the works. let's go to christina loren. >> something new to talk about. >> not so bad in san jose. probably want to grab your umbrella. temperatures in the 40s and 50s. nice comfortable afternoon. above seasonal averages because we are starting out mild. off and on afternoon showers keep your temperatures in the 50s for today. cooler for thursday. a few fingering showers tomorrow morning. then a mix of sun and clouds. we'll get out on thursday. a better day for the outdoor activities. today, temperatures work like this. by noon, the hour by hour forecast shows you we'll hit the upper 50s. holding on to warmth throughout the day
NBC
Jan 22, 2013 5:00am PST
on time. education secretary arne duncan says in a struggling economy there's more competition for jobs which means kids feel a high school diploma is even more important. >>> fire officials right now are trying to reassure east bay residents they are still safe following a series of recent firestation closures. contra costa county fire officials holding the latest in a series of community meetings. this one is in walnut creek. officials planning to discuss the closure of firestation 4 and how services will be impacted there. the meeting set to start tonight at 7:00 at the walnut heights elementary school. a total of four stations in walnut creek, clayton and lafayette will be shut down as part of a countywide plan to trim a $17 million budget gap. >>> work is set to start this morning on a section of the bay bridge damaged when it was hit by an oil tanker earlier this month. caltrans now planning to replace fenders on the western tower that was sideswiped back on january 7th. officials say the pier itself is okay because the fenders did exactly what they're supposed to do and abso
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am EST
bringing in high-tech, various kinds of services, health care, education, and so on. places like the university of michigan, ann arbor, are a tremendous resource for entrepreneurs, people trying to develop new high-tech businesses. so it is a good sign to see that america still has a powerful industrial base, but it is diversifying into a wide range of new types of industries. so it is a large and complex economy. i don't know if you want to talk about the broader economy or not, but we can come back to it if you like. we have been seeing some improvement in the labor market. it is still not where we would like it to be. growth has been moderate. there are some positive signs to look at. one of the key positives that are already made reference to its housing. as you know, house prices in the u.s. fell 30% and the amount of construction fell extraordinarily over this recession. now for the first time really since 2007 or 2006 we are starting to see increases in production, rising house prices will affect household wealth. so that's one positive factor that will help us have a better y
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
criminal investigation into the tragedy that claimed the lives of 20 children and six educators goes on. across town -- >> i think that that building should be a memorial, as you said. i don't think it should ever be a school again. >> reporter: it's a debate over that building's future, inside newtown high school more than 100 residents gathered to offer their opinions, among them a monroe police officer who lives in newtown and was at the school just days after the incident. >> i know what happened and i see it, and i, you cannot ask anybody to go back in there. >> reporter: besides hearing from the public about what to do with the building at the end of this long driveway, town leaders are holding private meetings with the families of the victims and survivors. they're also talking with teachers and staff who work at the school. >> i think that it's really the decision-makers should be the families. i think we all are entitled to our opinions but i think what they say should go. >> reporter: also talking this staff member who was at the school when the shooting happened. >> it's i
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 7:30am EST
. he has a deep and long-standing commitment for education, and i know he recently took time out to do a town hall meeting for k-12 teachers. and so i'm particularly please today that joining us in the audience is an advanced placement economics class from chelsea high school. a special welcome to you. we're delighted to have you with us. a word about our format. for the first portion of our time, dr. bernanke will join me here on the stage in a conversation about a number of economic issues. for the rest of the time he has graciously agreed to take questions from the audience. and so around 4:30 our staff will be coming through the aisle to collect question cards from you. those of you who are watching online or even those of you in the audience are welcome to tweet your questions to us as well, using #fordschoolbernanke. professors kathryn dominguez and justin wolfers will collect question, along with two of our graduate students, david allen and curtis smith. and now it is my great pleasure and honor to welcome to the stage chairman ben bernanke. [applause] >> susan, before we get s
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am EST
across the country b have access to affordable housing and quality education. senator schumer invited him to open the luncheon with a prayer in recognition of his, you know, long history of service. >> and i would, and if i would just really quick, um, this doesn't speak specifically to the hispanic-american community, but in shuffling my shot notes i -- shuffling my notes i did miss the fact we wanted to make sure everyone knew that merely evers williams who is the widow of slain civil rights leader med garre can evers will also be kicking it off. and this ties into the fact that this is an event that looks back at the history of our country as well as forward where the president wants to take the country, so we think that'll be a nice nod towards the civil rights movement and the part it's played not only in the president's life, but also in the country's life. >> why don't we go to this side over here. sir? >> my name is -- [inaudible] and i just want to know how many foreign dignitaries are coming and if there is a list for us and when will we see that? >> foreign dignitar
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 2:00am EST
and reinvigorating the state board of education. these historic reforms were essentials changes necessary to insure success for our children. . .
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